There are many ways to achieve your goals. A coach should consider several alternatives before embarking upon a particular method and be ready to change direction if needed. In this course, you will check out a number of coaching styles and figure out the best one for you.
A textbook and two bestsellers, as well as a number of website readings, will be used for this class.
The textbook and the two other books are available in local bookstores and online at Amazon.com. The textbook can be ordered by calling 1-800-747-4457
Successful Coaching, 3rd edition by Rainer Martens, Human Kinetics, April 2004.
The two books
1. The Essential Wooden: A Lifetime of Lessons On Leaders and Leadership By John Wooden & Steve Jamison, McGraw-Hill December, 2006 (available in hardback new and used online and in eBook editions, both Kindle and Nook)
2. Shooting In The Dark: Tales of Coaching and Leadership By Jim Thompson (author) & Phil Jackson ( Foreword ), Ward Publishers July, 1998. (available in paperback online both new and used)The website readings are live links and can be found throughout the written assignments
Tony BattilegaB.A. Communication Studies, University of San Diego
California teaching credentials: English, Health, Physical Education.
High School Teacher 30 years - English 11 years, Health Education 5 years, Physical Education 17 years.
Distinguished Teacher Award: Rancho Bernardo HS, Granada HS, Amador Valley HS.
High School Baseball Coach 30 years: Rancho Bernardo, Granada, Amador Valley, San Ramon Valley. Multiple League and CIF Championships.
Youth Baseball Coach 10 years: Three Babe Ruth World Series Championships.
Baseball Camps 30 years: Owner, Coordinator, Instructor.
College Baseball Coach 2 years: Pitching coach Menlo College, San Diego City College.
Division 1 Baseball Player 4 years: University of San Diego.
“I am passionate about health, fitness and lifelong learning. I teach because everyone, especially teenagers, need support and guidance in their physical, emotional and social wellness. I am driven to leave a positive impact on every person I meet.”
Personal: Married, two children, dog, snake. Family is extremely important.
Interests: Mountains, Beach, Travel, Fishing, Hiking, Skiing, Fitness, Photography, Reading and Writing.